MetroCluster configuration verification
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- Install Unified Manager on VMware vSphere systems
- Install Unified Manager on Linux systems
- Install Unified Manager on Windows systems
Perform configuration and administrative tasks
- Configuring Active IQ Unified Manager
- Using the maintenance console
Monitor and manage storage
- Monitoring and managing clusters from the dashboard
- Provisioning and managing workloads
Manage events and alerts
- Managing events
Monitor and manage cluster performance
- Navigating performance workflows in the Unified Manager GUI
- Monitoring cluster performance from the Performance Cluster Landing page
- Monitoring performance using the Performance Inventory pages
- Monitoring performance using the Performance Explorer pages
- Analyzing performance events
Monitor and manage cluster health
Common Unified Manager health workflows and tasks
- Monitoring and troubleshooting data availability
- Managing backup and restore operations
- Common Unified Manager health workflows and tasks
Protect and restore data
- Creating and troubleshooting protection relationships
Generate custom reports
- Sample custom reports
You can prevent performance issues for mirrored workloads in a MetroCluster over FC and IP configurations by ensuring that the MetroCluster configuration is set up correctly. You can also improve workload performance by changing the configuration or upgrading software or hardware components.
Refer to MetroCluster Documentation for the instructions of setting up the clusters in the MetroCluster configuration, including the Fibre Channel (FC) switches, cables, and inter-switch links (ISLs). It also helps you configure the MetroCluster software so that the local and remote clusters can communicate with mirror volume data. For information specific to your MetroCluster over IP setup, see Install a MetroCluster IP configuration.
You can compare your MetroCluster configuration to the requirements in MetroCluster Documentation to determine whether changing or upgrading components in your MetroCluster configuration might improve workload performance. This comparison can help you answer the following questions:
Are the controllers appropriate for your workloads?
Do you need to upgrade your ISL bundles to a larger bandwidth to handle more throughput?
Can you adjust the buffer-to-buffer credits (BBC) on your switches to increase the bandwidth?
If your workloads have high write throughput to solid state drive (SSD) storage, do you need to upgrade your FC-to-SAS bridges to accommodate the throughput?
For information about replacing or upgrading MetroCluster components, see the MetroCluster Documentation.
For information about upgrading controllers see Upgrading controllers in a MetroCluster FC configuration using switchover and switchback and Upgrading controllers in a MetroCluster IP configuration using switchover and switchback